Spice blends were one of the challenges I discovered when our son first became gluten free. There are a lot of seasoning blends that have gluten in them as a filler. That hidden gluten became something I needed to watch for. It became easier much of the time just to make my own.
Taco seasoning is one of the spice blends I use most often because my family loves Mexican flavours, so I make it in huge batches and freeze it in a resealable freezer bag.
The recipe I’m sharing today is for a small amount of taco seasoning. I actually times it by 8 or 10 because it’s just as easy once I have all the ingredients out to make it all at once.
Taco Seasoning Recipe:
1 Tbsp. chili powder
1 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. sea salt
1 tsp. black pepper
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp. oregano
If you like things on the spicier side, you can increase the crushed red pepper flakes or add a bit of cayenne pepper.
Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl. Store in a resealable bag or airtight container. I keep mine in the freezer.
(please note that the picture is this recipe times 8)
Another benefit of making your own taco seasoning mix is that you are able to control how much sugar (in this case, none) and how much salt go into it. I always have more peace of mind when I’ve made something myself because I know exactly what ingredients went into it.
Here are some of my recipes that use this taco seasoning: